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LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY: ALVVAYS, FRANKIE ROSE (RECORDBAR / KANSAS CITY, MO)

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Since its release last year, Alvvays’ Antisocialites has been in continuous rotation on my turntable, adding a soundtrack to late night drives and walks to work. It seems that I’m not alone in my admiration of the Toronto indie-pop group’s second full-length album, if their ability to sell out venues across North America and the UK is any indication. Since October, the group has been touring off the album on-and-off. Last Thursday, their journey to bring the sounds of Antisocialites to the ears of listeners in every pocket of the US brought Alvvays to Kansas City, where an at-capacity recordBar warmly welcomed vocalist/guitarist Molly Rankin, keyboardist Kerri MacLellan, guitarist Alec O’Hanley, bassist Brian Murphy, and drummer Sheridan Riley. Playing a buoyant mix of tracks from Antisocialites and its predecessor, their self-titled debut album, their synth-heavy jangle pop brought delight to the KC audience on one of the first truly enjoyable days of spring.

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